Jim Jarmusch Overview

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Born: January 22, 1953

Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, Jim Jarmusch moved to New York at the age of 17 to attend Columbia University. He earned his B.A. in English in 1975 and then was accepted into New York's Tisch School of Arts to study filmmaking. He also studied film at the Cinématheque Française in Paris, France. He first worked as an assistant on the documentary film, Lightning Over Water (1980), then wrote and directed his first feature film, Permanent Vacation (1980), which won the Josef von Sternberg Award... See All

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